ASM's COVID-19 Research Registry will host the virtual discussion "Wastewater Surveillance for COVID-19 and Beyond" on May 11, 2023 at 2 p.m. ET.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, pathogen surveillance efforts greatly expanded. One such way is through the testing of wastewater for pathogens, such as SARS-CoV-2. Since both those who do, and do not, have symptoms of COVID-19 can shed virus, wastewater surveillance can provide an early warning of SARS-CoV-2’s spread in communities and help inform public health decisions.  

Wastewater surveillance is a cost-effective strategy to monitor for pathogens in a community. As the capacity for wastewater surveillance expanded during the pandemic, experts will share ways to harness these efforts for the future of COVID-19 as well as for current and emerging pathogens.  


Lynn W. Enquist, Ph.D.

Lynn W. Enquist, Ph.D.

Princeton University


John Dennehy, Ph.D.
Queens College and The Graduate Center of CUNY

Guy Palmer, Ph.D.
Washington State University and University of Nairobi

Lauren Stadler, Ph.D.
Rice University


Contact Information

COVID-19 Registry Team,